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Seriously Orange Cake

Photo by Vicky | Things I Made Today
  • Prep time
    20 minutes
  • Cook time
    3 hours
  • Serves

  • 4

    medium oranges

  • butter for greasing pan

  • 5


  • 1/2 cup

    plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons

    vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon

    baking powder

  • 2/3 cup

    almonds, ground

  • 1 cup

    all purpose flour

  • 1 pinch

    kosher salt

  • powdered sugar for dusting

  1. Wash oranges well. Place oranges inside a large pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil, lower heat to simmer, and cover. Simmer for 2 hours, turning oranges occasionally if they’re floating above the water line.
  2. Grease a 9 inch springform pan with butter and preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. When oranges are cooked, transfer them to a cutting board, reserving orange water. Let cool until they’re okay to touch, then cut into large pieces and remove any seeds you see.
  4. Transfer oranges to a food processor and puree until smooth. If mixture is really dry, add a bit of orange water to loosen, although it’s unlikely you’ll need much. Set aside.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat together eggs and sugar until they are light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add in vegetable oil and beat for 30 seconds. Add in orange puree and beat on low until combined.
  6. In a large bowl, combine baking powder, almonds, flour, and salt. Pour dry ingredients into mixer bowl and stir until combined.
  7. Pour the batter into your greased springform and bake for 45-75 minutes, until a cake tester comes out mostly clean from the center of the cake. Let cake cool completely.
  8. Use a knife to run along the edges of the springform, then remove the sides and transfer cake to a cake stand or plate. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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